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Ludhiana, March 11
Aam Aadmi Party has created history in Punjab. No other party in Punjab’s history has won 92 seats at a time. With a massive majority, AAP has formed the government in Punjab and Bhagwant Mann will be the new Chief Minister of Punjab.
Ludhiana has always been a bastion of Congress in Punjab. There are 14 assembly constituencies in Ludhiana. This time, Congress could not even win 1 seat in Ludhiana. 13 of the total 14 seats are won by the Aam Aadmi Party. Here is a complete list of all the MLAs of Ludhiana.
In Ludhiana North, Aam Aadmi Party’s Madan Lal Bagga has won the elections. Ludhiana North has been a bastion of Congress for a long period of time. Congress leader Rakesh Pandey has won from this seat six times.
However, this time, he was in third position. AAP’s Madan Lal Bagga won the elections with a great margin. BJP’s Parveen Bansal was in second position.
Here are top three candidates from Ludhiana North
Aam Aadmi Party- Madan Lal Bagga- 51104 votes (Winner)
BJP- Parveen Bansal- 35822 votes
Congress- Rakesh Pandey- 24326 votes
Since the last 10 years, Balwinder Bains of Lok Insaf Party had a stronghold in Ludhiana South constituency.
This time, Aam Aadmi Party’s Rajinderpal Kaur has won the seat. She was one of the two female candidates of Aam Aadmi Party in Ludhiana. Rajinderpal Kaur is the new MLA from Ludhiana South constituency.
Here are the top three candidates of Ludhiana South
AAP- Rajinder Pal Kaur- 43811 votes (Winner)
BJP- Satinder Tajpuri- 17673 votes
Congress- Ishwarjot Cheema- 15604 votes
Ludhiana West was one of the hot seats in Ludhiana because formed Cabinet Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu was contesting from the Congress’ side. He had several rivals in Ludhiana West constituency.
BJP’s Bikram Sidhu, Shiromani Akali Dal’s Maheshinder Singh Garewal and AAP’s Gurpreet Gogi Bassi were against him. Gurpreet Bassi Gogi has won the Ludhiana West seat now. He is the new MLA of Ludhiana West.
It is to be noted that Gurpreet Gogi Bassi was once a part of Congress. He was a close-aide of Bharat Bhushan Ashu. However, just a month before the elections, he joined Aam Aadmi Party and defeated Bharat Bhushan Ashu.
Here is a list of top three candidates in Ludhiana West
AAP- Gurpreet Bassi Gogi- 40443 votes (Winner)
Congress- Bharat Bhushan Ashu- 32031 votes
BJP- Bikram Sidhu- 28107 votes
Ludhiana Central has also been a bastion of Congress for a long time. Former MLA from Congress Surinder Dawar was contesting the elections for his hat-trick. There was mutli-cornered between AAP, Congress and BJP in Ludhiana Central constituency.
In the end, Ashok Prashar Pappi of Aam Aadmi Party won the elections and broke the winning streak of Surinder Dawar. Ashok Prashar Pappi is the new MLA from Ludhiana Central constituency.
Here are the top three candidates of Ludhiana Central
AAP- Ashok Prashar Pappi- 32789 votes (Winner)
BJP- Gurdev Sharma Debi- 27985 votes
Congress- Surinder Dawar- 26972 votes
Even before the results of the election were declared, several political experts were saying that AAP’s Daljit Singh Bhola Garewal will win the Ludhiana East seat. Daljit Signh Garewal Bhola is the new MLA from Ludhiana East seat.
He has defeated Congress’ Sanjay Talwar and Shiromani Akali Dal’s Ranjit Singh Dhillon
Here are the top three candidates from Ludhiana East seat
AAP- Daljit Singh Garewal Bhola- 68682 votes (Winner)
Congress- Sanjay Talwar-32760 votes
Shiromani Akali Dal- Ranjit Singh Dhillon- 20369 votes
Atam Nagar was also one of hot seats of Ludhiana. The political experts were expecting a fight between the sitting MLA Simarjit Singh Bains and Congress’ Kamaljit Singh Karwal. But Aam Aadmi Party’s candidate Kulwant Singh Sidhu swept the seat away. Kulwant Singh Sidhu is the new MLA from Atam Nagar constituency.
Here are the top three candidates from Atam Nagar constituency
AAP- Kulwant Singh Sidhu- 44601 (Winner)
Congress- Kaamjit Singh Karwal- 28247 votes
Lok Insaf Party- Simarjit Singh – 12720 votes
In Khanna, Gurkirat Singh Kotli was the sitting MLA. He was also given a place in the cabinet during the Charanjit Singh Channi government.
Gurkirat Singh Kotli was contesting elections from Khanna. But here also, Tarunpreet Singh Sond of AAP has defeated him. Tarunpreet Singh Sond is the new MLA from the Khanna constituency.
Here are the top three candidates of Khanna constituency
AAP- Tarunpreet Singh Sond- 62425 votes (Winner)
Shiromani Akali Dal- Jasdeep Kaur Yadu- 26805 votes
Congress- Gurkirat Kotli- 20305 votes
Aam Aadmi Party has swept the Payal constituency as well. From there, Manwinder Singh Giaspura has won the elections. Manwinder Singh Giaspura is the new MLA from the Payal constituency. He has defeated Congress’ Lakhbir Singh Lakha and Bahujan Samaj Party’s Dr. Jaspreet Singh Bija.
Here are the top three candidates of Payal constituency
AAP- Manwinder Singh Giaspura- 63633 votes (Winner)
Congress-Lakhbir Singh Lakha-30624 votes
Bahujan Samaj Party- Dr. Jaspreet Singh Bija- 20648 votes
Congress had played its cards on Kamil Amar Singh in the Raikot constituency. Bahujan Samaj Party’s Balwinder Singh Sandhu was also in the race to become MLA. But in Raikot, Hakam Singh Thekedar of Aam Aadmi Party won the Raikot seat. He is the new MLA of Raikot constituency.
Here are the top three candidates of Raikot constituency
AAP- Hakam Singh Thekedar- 63659 votes (Winner)
Congress- Kamil Amar Singh- 36015 votes
Bahujan Samaj Party- Balwinder Singh Sandhu- 8381 votes
AAP only had one female MLA in Ludhiana- Sarvjit Kaur Manuke in Jagraon. She has continued her winning streak and won the elections once again. With a margin of over 39,000 votes, Manuke has won the seat.
Here are the top three candidates of Jagraon
AAP- Sarvjit Kaur Manuke- 65195 votes (Winner)
Shiromani Akali Dal- S.R. Kaler- 25539 votes
Congress- Jagtar Singh Jagga- 20878 votes
A lot of people were expecting a fight between Balbir Rajewal of Sanyukt Samaj Morcha and Amrik Singh Dhillon. But here also, Aam Aadmi Party won with a massive lead. Jagtar Singh Diyalpura of Aam Aadmi Party is the new MLA from Samrala.
Here are the top three candidates from Samrala
AAP- Jagtar Singh Diyalpura- 57557 votes (Winner)
Shiromani Akali Dal- Paramjit Singh Dhillon- 26667 votes
Congress- Rupinder Singh Raja Gill- 23368 votes
In Sahnewal, Aam Aadmi Party’s Hardeep Singh Mundian has won the elections. He has defeated several leaders who had a stronghold in Sahnewal. Congress’ Vikram Bajwa was the candidate from the Indian National Congress. With a difference of over 5,000 votes, Hardeep Singh won Sahnewal seat.
Here are the top three candidates from Sahnewal seat
AAP- Hardeep Singh Mundian- 61515 votes (Winner)
Congress- Vikram Singh Bajwa- 46322 votes
Shiromani Akali Dal- Sharanjit Singh Dhillon- 41373 votes
With more than 57,000 vote margin, Aam Aadmi Party’s Jeevan Singh Sangowal won Gill seat. He has defeated Shiromani Akali Dal’s Darshan Singh Shivalik and Congress’ Kuldeep Singh Vaid.
Here are the top three candidates from Gill
AAP- Jeevan Singh Sangowal-92696 votes (Winner)
Shiromani Akali Dal- Dashan Singh Shivalik- 35052 votes
Congress- Kuldeep Singh Vaid 33786 votes
Out of the total 14 assembly constituencies, AAP won 13 seats. However, Shiromani Akali Dal’s Manpreet Singh Ayali managed to save hiss Dakha seat.
Manpreet Singh Ayali has saved his bastion of Mullanpur Dakha. Once again, he has won the seat and he is the MLA of Dakha.
Here are the top three candidates from Dakha
Shiromani Akali Dal- Manpreet Singh Ayali- 49909 votes (Winner)
Congress- Captain Sandeep Singh Sandhu 44102 votes
AAP- Dr. KNS Kang- 42994 votes